Recently on our Facebook page, we were asked in response to a vector tutorial being posted:
Ain't that too detailed for Illustrator?
In response to one of our readers... here's an article especially for you and other vector fans. Here are 27 tutorials from our archives, with amazingly detailed end results, that you wouldn't believe were created in Adobe Illustrator.
27 Amazingly Detailed Adobe Illustrator Tutorials
Let's start with the original tutorial which our reader questioned...
- Gradient Mesh ToolHow to Draw a Watermelon and a Glass of Juice in Adobe IllustratorVladimir Galantsev
If you're looking for more detailed Gradient Mesh tutorials, Vladimir Galantsev has plenty available over on his profile. Here are some of my favourite detailed gradient mesh tutorials by him and other talented artists on Envato Tuts+.
Amazingly Detailed Gradient Mesh Tutorials
- Gradient Mesh ToolHow to Draw a Festive Winter Landscape With Glowing Lamps in Adobe IllustratorVladimir Galantsev
- Global InfluencesHow to Create a Traditional Chinese Bird and Flower Painting Using Gradient MeshDao Lian
- Gradient Mesh ToolHow to Draw a Gradient Mesh Sunflower in Adobe IllustratorVladimir Galantsev
- Gradient Mesh ToolHow to Create a Rainbow Umbrella in Adobe IllustratorVladimir Galantsev
- IllustrationCreate a Burning, Vector Match Using Gradient MeshesIaroslav Lazunov
- IllustrationHow to Create a Realistic Reindeer with Gradient Mesh in Adobe IllustratorMonika Zagrobelna
Amazingly Detailed Illustration Tutorials
Did you know Illustrator can do more than detailed gradient meshes? Well what about these detailed illustrations!
- IllustrationWorking With Blending Modes and Gradients to Create a Dark ElfMasha Goubar
- IllustrationVectoring Short Hair in a Negative Space Illustration in Adobe IllustratorSharon Archer-Thomas
- VectorHow to Create Vector Sushi Icons in Adobe IllustratorDiana Toma
- Character DesignHow to Create a Watercolor Mermaid Illustration in Adobe IllustratorMaria Dimova
- Global InfluencesHow to Create a Vibrant Day of the Dead Portrait in Adobe IllustratorMaria Dimova
- IllustrationHow to Create a Detailed Isometric Building in Adobe IllustratorDiego Barrionuevo
- IllustrationCreate a Sparkling, Glitter Portrait From Stock in Adobe IllustratorSharon Archer-Thomas
- ColorExperiment With Color in Adobe Illustrator to Create an Abstract Rose IllustrationMasha Goubar
- Global InfluencesCreate a Cute Moldovan Chibi Character in Adobe IllustratorMaria Dimova
- PortraitHow to Create a Vector Portrait With Curly Hair in Adobe IllustratorSharon Archer-Thomas
- Fan ArtCreate an Art Nouveau-Inspired Glinda Character in Adobe IllustratorMaria Dimova
- PortraitHow to Create a Greyscale Monochrome Vector Portrait in Adobe IllustratorSharon Archer-Thomas
- IllustrationCreate a Slam Dunk Cat With Textured Background in IllustratorMasha Goubar
- IllustrationIt's Guy Fawkes Night! Create a Bonfire With Blends in Adobe IllustratorDiana Toma
Amazingly Detailed Illustrator Text Effect Tutorials
What happens if illustration isn't your thing... well we've got plenty detailed text effect tutorials in Adobe Illustrator!
- Text EffectsHow to Create a Sari-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorDiana Toma
- VectorHow to Create a Colorful, Sparkly Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorAndrei Marius
- Text EffectsHow to Create a Cherry Pie Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorDiana Toma
- Text EffectsCreate a Mosaic, BBC Inspired, Text Art Effect in Adobe IllustratorAndrei Marius
- Text EffectsHow to Create a Rococo Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorDiana Toma
- Text EffectsCreate a Detailed Cheese Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorAndrei Marius
Show Us Your Detailed Vector!
Let's open the floor... do you create detailed vector art? We'd love to see it, so please upload it to the comments and show other vector fans what you can create with some vector points.
Stay tuned to Envato Tuts+, for more detailed vector art tutorials... as well as other amazing content for Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Affinity Designer, and much, much more!
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